Learning Express is a great exam preparation tool!

learning expressStudying for a test or brushing up on skills LearningExpress Library™ is a great resource for practice tests. Beginning in April 2015, LearningExpress Library™ just got better! I now has a new responsive design and a wide array of great new product enhancements and resources. Here are the highlights:

Responsive Design & More

They’ve improved performance, navigation, and usability—providing patrons with a superior experience on any device—including tablets, desktops, and smartphones.

  • The new responsive design gives users a fully optimized experience on any size screen or device.
  • Our new optimization technology has made LearningExpress Library™ faster than ever before.
  • The new advanced search engine delivers quicker, more comprehensive results.
  • Navigating the resource catalog has improved, for quicker and easier browsing.

Updates include new content:

New Practice Tests
They’ve added thirteen (13) new practice tests to the Career Center, including newly updated electrician’s licensing practice tests, three (3) sets of Praxis Core® practice tests (marking the complete replacement of Praxis I resources), and updated practice tests for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) exam. In addition, the College Preparation Center now has two (2) Advanced Placement (AP) Psychology practice exams.

New eBooks
Four (4) new Flash Review guides for the GED® test and new editions of ASVAB Success, ASVAB Power Practice, Police Officer Exam, and Critical Thinking Skills in 20 Minutes a Day are the latest additions to our growing eBook collection.

New Common Core Resources
Thirty-six (36) new resources, aligned to the Common Core State Standards, have been added to the School Center. They include tutorials for middle school students and parents, and tutorials and practice tests for high school students.

For a complete listing of changes read the 2015 Product-Updates.

Help! I got to write a paper! We Challenge you to use HelpNow Writing Lab!

01-April2015HelpNowWriting a paper or a an essay for college?  The Library can help you get a better grade!  Just upload it (it’s FREE!) to BrainFuse’s HelpNow Writing Lab and your will receive expert advice on how to make your paper better!

Need an AR Book to read?

ar listsIt’s easy to find an AR book in the Kids’ eReading Room!  Just click Collections and select your AR level for either Fiction or Non-Fiction.

Teens can find their AR reading lists on the main eMedia Catalog.

Our Gale Databases get a new look and features! Take a look!

Gale 2015Starting today, you can benefit from a number of enhancements to the library’s premium databases GVRL and all resources within the InfoTrac and In Context* families, including the PowerSearch platform. These enhancements are designed to increase accessibility for those with disabilities like low vision or blindness, improve usability for both desktop and mobile researchers, and create a common user experience across some of the most popular resources.

Just a few of the improvements include:

  • A similar user experience across GVRL, InfoTrac, and In Context
  • Optimization for all screen sizes and devices
  • Improved workflow through placement and labeling of navigation elements
  • Increased accessibility through high-contrast banners and buttons
  • Better presentation of valuable page content

You can learn more about these enhancements at Gale 2015 Enhancements.

You will find Gale databases on the library’s Databases A-Z and Hot Topics pages.

Got Homework? Frustrated with Homework? Frustrated with Job Hunting?

01March2015HelpNowWhy struggle with homework or job hunting when there is free help available 7 days a week from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.? Never used BrainFuse before? Visit with Jack from BrainFuse and he will show you how easy it is to turn homework or job hunting frustrations into success with HelpNow! What is HelpNow?

It’s for Students (all grade levels) and Job Hunters!

Get Math, Science, Reading and Writing or Resume help and Interview Coaching help!

When and where? It’s FREE!

  • West Charleston Library  – Mar 11, at 11:00 a.m. 6301 W. Charleston Blvd, LV, NV. 89146
  • Rainbow Library  –  Mar 11 at 2:00 p.m.   3150 N. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89128
  • Windmill Library – Virtual Library Lab – Mar 12 at 11:00 a.m.  7060 W Windmill Las Vegas, NV 89113
  • Sunrise Library – Mar 12 at 2:00 p.m.  5400 Harris Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89110